Tuesday, 8 December 2015

ROK Studios Takes the Bar up a notch with animated content to its production line up


ROK studios is iROKOtv’s movie production division that launched last year. With a fair number of titles under its belt, the studio appears to have begun work on animated series for children.
Jason Njoku, iROKOtv CEO first hinted at this on Twitter a few days ago.

He confirmed it when we reached out to him, though he seems to be playing more of an observer role in the project.

“Its my wife’s efforts from ROK studios. So I am just a supporting observer,” Jason told TechCabal.
ROK Studios, headed by Mary Njoku, a former actress and Jason’s wife is working on an animated series; Lola and Friends. This is will probably be the the first in a line of series that will form ROK’s children focused content division.
Who knows.
His tweet was in response to an earlier observation made by Victor Asemota on the dearth of locally developed TV apps and content in Africa; with focus on entertainment content for children.
Children in Africa (who are lucky to have access to TV) generally grow up on content developed outside of the continent. To speak to a familiar turf; growing up in 90s Nigeria, was to binge on VeggieTales, Tom and Jerry, Sesame Street, and other animated series developed mostly in the US.
Very little has been added over time to balance out content from outside of the continent. Though a couple outfits pitched in at the turn of the millennium, most efforts have been plagued by sub-par production and inconsistency. Although, a few stand out. The KKB Show (though not animated) was fun to watch for the 12 year old me.
This bit from ROK studios looks like it will make a sizeable tilt on that scale. 

“My market data are my two young children. They are 3 months and 2.5 years. They are obsessed with kids tv shows. Specifically Disney Junior. So they got me interested in the mechanics and market for this,” Jason says about the start of the idea. 

We don’t know what the series will to look like when it debuts – perhaps it’ll be an educational series, entertainment series or a combination of both.  But if the promo poster is anything to go by, this should compete favourably with children-focused content from the US, India and the UK. With iROKOtv’s deep distribution links, I don’t imagine Lola and Friends will be short of eyeballs. The challenge would be keeping those eyeballs.
The team behind the series is “building the characters and storylines,” Jason tells us. A probable launch date for the series is early 2016. 

Source: Techcabal.com


Post a Comment

*Don't Forget To Drop Your Comments After Reading
*For more info: Add us on BB now (BB Pin: 5617EE79) and email us on Toptrendnaija@gmail.com to get more trending Videos, Pictures and Stories.
* Readers are SOLELY responsible for the comments they post on TopTrendNaija.


Business Financing and Online Marketing Workshop

Business Financing and Online Marketing Workshop
Click Banner For Details



Hawt Business Club

Hawt Business Club


Meet Aaron Chidi

Meet Aaron Chidi
Click Banner For Details

Total Pageviews

Blog Archive


Click The Image to Download Free Ebook

Google+ Badge

ruby signature hair

ruby signature hair
Click on image to palce order

Every Thursdays BY 5PM ON IaspireRadio

Every Thursdays BY 5PM ON IaspireRadio
Click on image to Listen Live
Copyright © 2014 · Aarico Micdavis Company. Powered by Blogger.

Trending Video

Category 1


Category 2


Category 5

Category 3

Category 4


1 cLiCK


Google+ Followers

Latest News

Blog Archive

Find Us On Facebook

My Blog List

About us

Breaking News


Receive all updates via Facebook. Just Click the Like Button Below

Free Email Updates. Check Your mail for verification link:

Powered By Blogger Widgets

Follow us on facebook

Recent Posts

Text Widget

Home Style

About Me

My photo

News about what's trending, where its trending and why its trending on social media. For Biz~ toptrendnaija@gmail.com BB pin: 24C632E3



TopTrendNaija Android App

TopTrendNaija  Android App
Click Banner to download

Follow by Email


Blogger Widgets